My National Anthem!

Australians all let us rejoice
I was born here from a long line of others who had before me and I embrace my country and rejoice today & every day!
For we are young and free
I may not be so young but my country is and thanks to those who’ve sacrificed and fought we are free to live to our own betterment within the community
With golden soil & wealth for toil
I wear Aussie gold on my finger mined by a digger and I’ve worked hard so the govt has the means to protect me in my infirmity
Our home is girt by sea
I am glad the sea surrounds & protects us! We are so healthy with no plagues or wars!
Our land abounds with natures gifts
I come alive when I get out into the nature of our wonderful country and to know that we can be perfectly self sufficient [provided we are water wise]
Of Beauty rich and rare
How can you not see the valuable rare native beauty surrounding us here?
In History’s page let every stage
So far our history has been colourful and in places needs some polishing but on the whole we’re succeeding
Advance Australia Fair
to improve & treasure our wonderful country

Beneath our radiant Southern Cross
I looked up last night and saw our cross ☼ and knew brilliance
We toil with hearts and hands
I love pitching in and pulling my weight
To make this common-wealth of ours
I try to help make our common values strong for the good of us all
Renown through all the lands
and I know our country is the best in the world!
For those who’ve come across the sea
I welcome those who come here seeking peace & happiness
We’ve boundless plains to share
Provided we take care of our precious water we have plenty of space & resources
With courage let us all unite
Let’s stick together and get it done right!
To advance Australia Fair!
& our beautiful home will prosper for all of us on this planet!

In Joyful strains then let us sing
At the top of my very melodious voice I will always cry my pride!
Advance Australia Fair!
♫ ADVANCE AUSTRALIA FAIR!!!!!! ♪

Gerry Mac

Happy Australia Day !!!!!!

My National Anthem!

adgray

Frankston, Australia

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Inspired by the gorgeous
Advance Australia Fair
of Mr Gerry Mac
Thank you sir!

220 years ago to this very day the first White Australians were unceremoniously dumped here having been taken by force from their family & friends for menial crimes and regarded as guinea pigs to see if this southern land could sustain life!

Botany Bay was unforgiving, there was no fresh water barely any shelter and I bet the locals thought us in our long woolen clothing, lolling on the beach in the middle of summer BLOODY IDIOTS!!!

So with a hop around what we now think of as the South Sydney Peninsular, in through the heads into Port Jackson and beaching on the muddy flats of Sydney Cove and finally the convicts were set ashore to do whatever they could to survive and create a country.

Arrogant ignorance created a rift between the naive whiteman and the wiser indigenous people, astonishment and ignorance made the Indigenous give way to the pig headed bullying English
the first 200 years have been embarrassing as we have found our sense of values and country and more importantly our Independent National Identity

Finally we are finding our levels and hopefully true reconciliation can ensue and I know that the men, leading our government now, have in their hearts the desire to show the world the best way to live. we should all join them and unite to make certain that this will be Australia’s Century!

Happy Australia Day! ☼
Chookas! ♥

PS just heard on this our Australia day Heath won a golden SAC award!!!
[the Oscar is still to come!!]
☼*Heath Ledger; the brightest star in the Southern Cross!*☼

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